The BFG (2016) Is Boisterous Fun, Guys

The BFG: Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Witton, Jemaine Clement Running time: 117 minutes If you’re looking for a film to watch with your kids this summer that will keep them happy but won’t put you to sleep, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG is an excellent option. It tells…

GAZE 2016: Sarah Prefers To Run

Director: Chloé Robichaud Starring: Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy Running Time: 94 minutes The debut feature film of Quebecois writer-director Chloé Robichaud, Sarah Prefers To Run was screened at Cannes 2013 in the Un Certain Regard category, alongside the likes of The Bling Ring, Fruitvale Station and The Missing Picture. Though she is a gay filmmaker, it goes without saying that Robichaud is not at all obligated…

GAZE 2016: Strike A Pose

Directors: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan Featuring: Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes, Salim Gauwloos, Jose Xtravaganza, Kevin Stea, Carlton Wilborn Running Time: 83 minutes It is always worth keeping in mind that despite depicting events that happened in reality, documentaries present a narrative like any other kind of film. At the time it was released, Madonna: Truth or Dare was the highest-grossing…

Jason Bourne Returns For A Victory Lap

Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles Run Time: 123 minutes Bourne is back. With Matt Damon returning to the franchise after 2012’s sub-par reboot The Bourne Legacy, this latest installment sticks to the tried and true formula of the genre it helped redefine over a decade ago.…

Irish Films Selected For Toronto International Film Festival

At the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room was the winner of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award, recognition from the TIFF audience that begun Room‘s journey to Oscar-winning success. One year later, the Irish film industry continues to receive international spotlight, with three major films supported by support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) being…

Movie Memories: Dr. Harvey O’Brien Talks The Formative Blockbusters Of His Youth

In  Movie Memories, the notable and quotable from all over Dublin reminisce about their formative film experiences. From date movie disasters to a first time with a classic, they recall it all. Dr. Harvey O’Brien keeps a lot of plates spinning in the Irish film scene, teaching Film Studies at UCD, co-editing Film and Film Culture and…